Online Giving at RUMC

Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Or you can enter one-time contributions from the internet or by smart phone.

To get started, simply follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Online Giving button below. This will take you to our church’s online giving webpage.

  • Click on our Create Profile button on that webpage.

  • Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring or one-time contributions.

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Monday, February 12--
Sunday, February 25
Riverview Drive Closed.  Closure scheduled for two weeks.  Use U. S. 301 South entrance to the church.

Monday, February 19
President’s Day.  Church office closed.

Wednesday, February 21
Children’s Easter Program Rehearsal.  Room 5, 6:45 PM

Saturday, February 24
Disaster Recovery Training.  Sun City Center UMC, 10 AM-3 PM (lunch will be provided, pre-registration required).

Thursday, March 8—
Sunday, March 11
Women’s Walk to Emmaus #22.  Rotary Camp Florida

Thursday, March 15—
Sunday, March 18
Men’s Walk to Emmaus #22.  Rotary Camp Florida

Sunday, March 18
St. Patrick’s Day Potato Bar.  Fellowship Hall, 11:45 PM

Saturday, March 24
Flapjack Fundraiser.  Applebee’s Restaurant, 829 Providence Road, Brandon, 8 AM-10 AM.

Sunday, March 25
Palm Sunday Service (Easter Cantata).  Sanctuary, 10:30 AM

Sunday, April 1
Easter “Sonrise” Service.  Parsonage Grounds, 8 AM
Traditional Easter Service.  Sanctuary, 10:30 AM
Bishop Carter’s Statement on 
Parkland School Shootings
On this Ash Wednesday, our services announced the biblical imperative to "repent and believe the gospel." In light of today's shootings, we repent from our participation in a culture of death; we acknowledge the harm we do to others, and we claim the power of the cross that breaks the cycle of violence and retaliation. We also grieve with the communities of Parkland and Coral Springs, Florida, in the deaths of seventeen persons and the wounding of many others on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. A number of surrounding United Methodist Churches have students at this school, and our connection will support their healing ministry in the days ahead.

Pardon Our Dust
Riverview Drive will be closed running beside our church will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, February 12th.  The county will be making road improvements related to the opening of the new Racetrak gas station and convenience store to be located just north of our church.

For at least the next two weeks, all visitors and members must use our remaining entrance from U. S. 301 South.  Folks coming from the North must cross the Riverview bridge, make a U-turn at Balm-Riverview Road, and enter from the northbound lanes.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we know that with God's help, we can all accommodate to any and all annoyances.

Children’s Easter Program Starting
If you have children or grandchildren who want to become involved in our Children’s Easter program, this is to let you know that we are beginning practices on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM (beginning on 2/18) and Wednesday evenings at 6:45 PM (beginning on 2/21). We would love to have your children share in our Lenten program at RUMC.

Upcoming Social Events
The Care Committee plans on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 18th with a Baked Potato Bar

Also in March, the United Methodist Men have made plans for another Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, March 24th. This fundraiser, to be held at the Applebee’s Restaurant on Providence Road is always a great opportunity to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers to enjoy a morning of good food and fellowship in a neutral, non-threatening atmosphere.

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Pastors Message
About Us

8002 U. S. Highway 301 South, Riverview, FL  33578  813-677-5995
Sunday Services
Faith Groups/Sunday School, 9:00 AM-9:55 AM
Relationships/Refreshment, 10:00 AM-10:25 AM
Worship Service, 10:30 AM
Hispanic Worship Service
 12:00 Noon

Rev. Merritt Waters, Pastor
Norma Encarnacion, Lay Pastor, Hispanic Congregation

Here at Riverview First United Methodist Church, it is our mission to win people to Christ, to train believers to become disciples, and to send disciples to impact our community and the world for Jesus Christ.
Download the February, 2018
BELL Newsletter from this link.
Download the Prayer Tree for 
February 18 from this link.
Bible Passage of the Week
Christ’s Offering for Our Sin

And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”  For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 (NLT)